So there ARE people who raise male Espeons aside from myself? Good.
I always raise a male Espeon (named Phelios). I only ever had one female and I booted it from the team during the storyline (on SoulSilver) in favor of Lugia. That was due to the fact that I try to not have multiples of a single type on any teams unless I'm specifically doing a single type play-through. (The only exception is Gyarados, being part flying type when I still need to employ a Pokemon that IS able to use the fly HM.)